Video: Korematsu, Japanese internment and America today
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt was joined by Karen Korematsu, founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and daughter of the civil rights activist, to discuss Roosevelt’s latest novel, Allegiance.
Allegiance is a sophisticated legal thriller that plunges readers into the debate within the US government surrounding the imprisonment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, moderates.
The event was at the National Constitution Center on Thursday, May 12 at 1 p.m. If you can’t attend live, you can watch the livestream and an instant event replay in the player below or at the following link: https://youtu.be/lJstwHDv55g.